The
Military Of The Future: Planned Obsolescence

Well I’ve been digging through the
RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation) of the U.S.
Armed force and as expected I continually find some insane financing
for the Future Force Warrior. The FFW is definitely not a vivified TV
show on Saturday mornings. Its the human part of the Future Combat
Systems project from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency). Essentially, the Future Force Warrior is the Army vision of
a definitive fighter. Complete with exoskeletons. head protectors
with "microelectronic/optics battle sensor suite that gives 360°
situational mindfulness," electric guns and caseless riffles.
Each part of the warrior’s physiological status can be remotely
checked "as well as observing of the trooper’s mental states,
wellbeing, and prosperity." obviously every fighter needs to
steal a little power plant take off a fluid hydrocarbon energy
component to keep the gadgetry working.

The Army desires to carry out little
bits of this plan like clockwork with a completely acknowledged final
result around 2032. In the nick of time. The subsidizing for this is
so decentralized its beyond difficult to a precise aggregate, yet its
huge. A few billion every year without a doubt. Run of the mill uses
are for things, for example,

* That’s what eye wear "addresses
the arising danger of recurrence light-footed lasers on the front
line" ($3.4M)

* Preparing will include
"illustrations gained from virtual and increased reality
preparing approaches" as well as to "direct lab analyses of
preparing adequacy of 6.5
prc ammo

multiplayer tenacious reenactments (MMPS)" ($5M)

* Human Factors Engineering
Technology ($17.4M) which, in addition to other things, will "Work
on human mechanical connection (HRI) in a full mission setting for
elevated and ground automated vehicles (UGVs)($3.6M).

* Programming expected to run this
will be "executed steady advancement of Soldier PC. Incorporated
AFRL Cursor on Target(CoT), FalconView and Barebones programming
bundles for elective PC/SW arrangement and more extensive
availability to Army/joint battle firepower."($4.9M)

* Obviously every future fighter
will require a "Individual Area Network" to communicate and
get requests and information across the "battlespace"
through cutting edge radio wires that can act as "network
passage for Soldier network to automated ground systems."($2.6M)

* Presently no human could
conceivable convey this hardware. Fortunately the military is
creating "incorporated power exoskeleton gadgets for the upper
and lower body furthest points" and different other
"biomechanical apparatuses for boosting Soldier load carriage
capability."($3.5M)

Sprucing up troopers like robots is
fine and dandy, however the political and military wet dream is
putting robots themselves on the combat zone, I mean battlespace. "In
FY08, [the Army] will assess advances to empower cooperative activity
of close independent automated frameworks, including organized air
and ground automated vehicles, oversaw by a solitary Soldier."
But why even have a fighter dealing with the robots? Here is the full
text of the NAUS detail. "Close to Autonomous Unmanned Systems
(NAUS): This work tends to the protected weapon activities and self
security risk areas of NAUS. In FY07, complete definite plan of idea;
create and gather breadboard parts including the ammunition taking
care of framework; direct lab trials to validate interfaces between
the weapon, mount, discharge control, and ammunition dealing with
subsystems; proceed with plan and checkout of the control framework;
and, characterize and approve the connection points with an Armed
Robotic Vehicle (ARV) through trial and error. In FY08, will
manufacture and gather model equipment; lead research facility
assessments to evaluate usefulness of subsystems; and, reenact
usefulness in remote activity mode. In FY09, will finish leave
framework and coordinate with mechanical stage"

The present fighters confronting the
present foes endure not by their capability, but rather by their
preparation and their capacity to distinguish the foe who might seem
to be a regular citizen in the midst of a horde of regular people who
make seem to be the foe. Our officers are our outfitted envoys,
strolling the barely recognizable difference among ambassador and
authority. One can hardly comprehend a situation where a house loaded
with thought radicals or a terrified family is taken care of with all
the respect and discernment a Near Autonomous Unmanned Armed Robot
can marshal. The Army should investigate and make arrangements for
the future on the off chance that the United States is to stay a
super power by sheer military may. However, will military could win
the conflicts representing things to come? It appears, our current
and future foes realize that open field fighting isn’t a choice.

The revolt doesn’t have the
privilege to make arrangements for fighting in 2031, and in not doing
as such, it can adjust to the ongoing fighting with staggering pace.
Our half trillion dollar military is compelled to play make up for
lost time. So the inquiry is, would it be a good idea for us we burn
through many billions of dollars to plan for the conflicts that will
be battled, or the conflicts we wish will be battled. While our
arising adversaries are utilizing Soviet period weapons to bring down
our helicopters and natively constructed bombs to kill our soldiers,
the United States Army will be completely arranged should the
adversary choose to exchange their AK47’s for weaponized lasers and
set their robots in opposition to our own in the front line of the
internet. A superpower remains so by being out in front of the game,
yet at our current course by 2031 we will be 100 strides on the ball
and the rival we might best be ready for could possibly act
naturally.